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Karina's LookBook

Free People Spring Dresses

Free people counting daisies red dress

Guys I've been drooling over all the spring inspired looks on my screen, so when I found these two Free People dresses I knew I had to share them with you! So there I went with my girl Amber to venture into Indiana's lovely winter to create some inspiration of my own... I honestly (and biased) think we nailed these 2 looks, but let me tell you shooting these in a 30-degree weather is not what it seems! Hahaha that being said I have soooo much more respect for models who do photo shoots and model clothes for a living! Brrrrr About this Red Counting Daisies Off The Shoulder Dress (that also comes in yellow, navy and white). It's a full skirt, think doll dress with pockets (YES, how exciting is that!!!) and a thick linen fabric that…

Karina's LookBook, Lifestyle

Parker Smith Jeans & Broad Ripple Hangouts

Lack of color tan hat and cult gaia bag

Did I tell you about my latest denim obsession? Parker Smith Jeans it is. And to light up our gloomy winter days, I decided to take you around the hip Broad Ripple area in Indy to show you my favorite hangout spots while wearing my favorite Parker Smith Jeans! First stop The Garden Table. They have a gorgeous location downtown but I also love this smaller, more rustic version in BR. It's just as popping with a cool crowd! If you love fresh produce, health-conscious and delish gourmet brunch foods you'll definitely love this place. Not to mention some of the best cold-pressed juices in town! I'm all for their avocado toast with topped with an egg and the Hoosier Heater juice is my all-time favorite!! All Photos Credit to Amber Bryant from Images By…

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Ironworks Hotel Indy – Preview it Through My Eyes

Pajama set karina style diaries

Hubs and I celebrated Christmas together a couple days earlier last month. We were gifted a "staycation" and had a remarkable stay at the Ironworks Hotel Indy, complete with a delicious date at the town's talk Provision Restaurant and brunch at the yummiest Rize Restaurant. It was such a nice escape from the craziness of the season and we were beyond impressed with the whole experience. Sometimes all we need is a night out to re-connect with our spouse and talk to each other and not about the kids!! I 100% recommend it :) Let me just tell you how beautiful this place looks even from the outside. It's so unique, like nothing I've ever seen. A combination of modern industrial atmosphere with refined touches of luxury, leathers and rustic woods. Upon entering the hotel we…

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White Sweater Dress

Keyhole ray-bans winter style

There have been some great debates (over my mother-in-law's Sunday dinner table) about colors of clothes that goes better with a certain color of skin. Have you guys read or even heard of the Color me Beautiful book?? If not, it's basically a guide to help you choose colors that make you look your best based on the the "season" that your skin color fits in. I know it sounds confusing but it's actually a very interesting approach, except it's pretty limited and I honestly don't think we all fit into one category or "season" alone. I prefer the approach of warm, neutral and cool skin tones. For instance I'm a neutral, meaning I can wear warm or cool shades and look perfectly fine. Some skin tones are a true warm and a true cool…

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Pre-Christmas Insta Roundup + End of Year Chat with Failures and Successes of 2017!

Karina style diaries and brixton

This is indeed the craziest busiest time of the month. Wrapping up the year is always hectic. I've been trying to not beat myself up so much for committing with SO MANY functions on the same week. Besides my full-time job and last-minute christmas shopping (and trust me we only get ONE present per kid, so no endless amounts of gifts) I have something going on every single evening of this week...talk about being wiped out! Tonight we'll go see the girls Christmas Concert, the first one for Sophia. Tomorrow will be my first day volunteering with a ministry I've been dreaming of being a part of (more on that to come!). Friday I have an amazing collab on the books that I'm not even the slightest bit ready for. Secret Santa with the…

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Embroidered Dreamy Dress

I sure felt like a princess in a fairy-tale wearing this dreamy embroidered dress. Phazazz in tow and all made for a picture perfect day! I can surely see this Chicwish beauty strolling around Holiday parties and as a spring fling presence as well. And that my friends is what appeals to me most about this dress, it's versatility. I went for a simple fall vibe here with a pair of beige booties and wore my hair down in soft waves. Dress // Booties // Bag [show_shopthepost_widget id="2952763"] Other possibilities include (but are not limited to) a more elaborate occasion such as a holiday party as I mentioned or a nice dinner. I would wear it with a pair of nude or red pumps, or dressy booties with a stiletto heel. A (faux) fur coat would…

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Oversized Sweater + The Best (affordable) OTK Boots

grey otk boots with pink sweater

Can't stop won't stop!! Well maybe I will give you guys a break from the girlish cuteness but only after this! Haha!! So, if you like the idea of the oversized sweaters but you're worried about being too cold to wear them alone (after all most of these won't fit under our jackets) I wanted to show you one I found to be as warm as a jacket, with bonus points for being soft to the touch and against skin plus some extra cuteness!  This Goodnight Macaroon  hand-knit giant oversized pompom cutie just won my heart! It's toasty and kept me warm layered with a thin tee to run errands outdoors in this super chilly day here in Indy. Pompom Cardi // OTK boots // white denim // sunnies // handbag // necklaces (use code KARINA…

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Chunky Sweater Weather

Chicwish pompom sweater

This is not your typical sweater season, it's more like the chunky froufrou sweater season! This year styles are so girly (right up my alley I must say!) full of pompons and pretty textures. I love the endless options! When I saw this adorable sweater from Chicwish on a few of my blogger friends I got the giggles and knew I had to have it! Chicwish just takes the girly attitude to the next level! When the sweater arrived I don't know why, but I instantly thought I had to get myself on a horse, and thanks to Jody and Jenny I was able to shoot with this gorgeous Arabian horse named Phazazz! Turtleneck sweater // Jeans // Boots similar Here & Here // Earrings // Belt similar [show_shopthepost_widget id="2936249"] The idea here was to pull an equestrian inspired…

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My Black Friday + Cyber Monday Best Deals!

J.Crew sales

I don't know about you but years ago I was the person who did NOT shop online at all, now-a-days however I'm the person who says never say never!!! Most of my black friday shopping was and will be done online through monday. I've gathered my favorite retailers and best deals that will go through monday for you to enjoy from the cozyness of your home! Ann Taylor, use code GOPINK for 50% everything!   Asos is 30% off everything with code EPIC30 ChicWish enjoy extra 15% off your purchase over $50 using code BLK15 (black friday + saturday) or CB15 (cyber monday) Revolve is up to 50% off sale styles Madewell take 25% off everything using code DONTSTRESS   Nordstrom all women's sale (extra 20% -50% off sale) Nasty Gal 30% off everything…

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Embroidered See Through Tops

Embroidered see through top and otk boots

I'm sure you have seen this trend going around whether on dresses or blouses! I styled a see-through Shein Top with plain skinny jeans and my fave pair of Over-The-Knee boots. The options to style this top however are endless! They can go from basic and casual like mine all the way to dressy - think leather pants; pencil skirts and even plain old lacy lingerie (that's for the risqué gal pals!!). I'm giving you a few options here since this particular top is sold out! Shop the look: [show_shopthepost_widget id="2883900"] You may be guessing this look was shot a few weeks ago when it was in fact warm and sunny out here in Indy. Well I can assure you this top will look fab with a distressed leather jacket ( I like this one and…

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